Both Chance the Rapper and singer Christina Milian attended an event Monday (Jan. 19), in which they showed support for Chicago’s “Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge.”
Schools competed in a three-month program — from October 6, 2014 to January 5, 2015 — in which high schoolers connected with students across the city to complete weekly quests; play interactive games, polls, and trivia; and explore educational resources to help you make the leap from high school to college.
Chicago schools receive points based on their students’ participation, which would go toward the chance at a sizable donation.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) January 19, 2015
Chance The Rapper and Milian were on hand as Internet Essentials (a partner in the Get Connected program) handed students a $100,000 check, which would be split between the schools that earned the most points during the competition. Those funds are expected to bolster computer labs, increase Wi-Fi access on school grounds and support digital literacy education.